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Girls Volleyball: Union Catholic's Late Score Sparks Comeback Win over Bridgewater

Union Catholic won a dramatic three set match on Wednesday over Bridgewater-Raritan to improve to 14-2 this season. Credits: Jim Lambert

BRIDGEWATER, NJ -- The Union Catholic girls volleyball team, ranked No. 11 in the state, mounted a clutch comeback in the final set to edge Bridgewater-Raritan on Wednesday.

After splitting the first two sets, 25-22, 20-25, the Vikings found themselves facing match point as they trailed 24-22. But Mackenzie Fuhrmann put the finishing touches on her great all-round performance by coming up with four straight service points to give UC a dramatic 26-24 victory to win the match.

Fuhrmann, a senior, had 15 kills, 12 service points, and nine digs for UC, which improved to 14-2. The Vikings also received huge performances from Emily Jones (19 assists, six service points, four digs, and ), Bella Giacobbe (11 kills, two digs), and Olivia Szyszkiewicz (11 assists, six kills, seven service points, and three aces), and Charlize Colon (nine service points and three digs).

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Driver Escapes Icy Waters After Car Goes Off GSP Near Clark-Cranford Border

March 21, 2018

CLARK, NJ – A car went off the road and into the river on the northbound Garden State Parkway between the Clark and Cranford exits during Wednesday night’s snowstorm.

According to Clark’s Chief of Police Pedro Matos, the car’s driver managed to escape the water. Divers went in to the river and determined the car to be empty. The sole occupant was ...

The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA (FSPY) 13 and Over Swim Team Finishes 6th at State Championship

March 21, 2018

LANCASTER, PA -- The Fanwood-Scotch Plains YMCA swim team traveled to Franklin-Marshall College in Lancaster, PA from March 9th to 11th for the NJ YMCA 13 and Over State Championships.  During this 3 day meet, 51 State Qualifiers from FSPY competed against 25 YMCA swim teams from across the state. Nineteen FSPY swimmers scored points by finishing in the top 16.

The team captured ...

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